Planning & Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Department provides development services that address long-range and short-range planning and development within the City of Murphy. 

The link to all applications will be on your left hand side below Checklists. After you click on Documents & Applications, you will see all application packets.

If there are any questions or you have trouble viewing any of the documents / links, please contact Community Development Department.

Note: Applications are not considered complete until all required information is submitted for approval and all review questions satisfactorily answered by applicant.


The Planning & Zoning Commission meets on the fourth Monday each month at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers, City Hall; 206 North Murphy Road, Murphy, Texas.

Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council meetings are subject to change or cancellation at the discretion of the Development staff, the Planning & Zoning Commission and the City Council and other considerations.  

Development Review Committee Meetings

DRC meetings are held every Wednesday at 2:00 pm.  Please call the Community Development Department in advance to make an appointment.

2021 Submittal Deadlines and Timeline for Zoning Related Applications
Concept Plans, Site Plans, Elevation or Façade Plans, Landscape Plans

Application Deadline Planning & Zoning Commission Review City Council Consideration

 December 6, 2021  January 24, 2022 February 15, 2022
 January 3, 2022  February 28, 2022 March 15, 2022
 February 7, 2022  March 28, 2022 April 19, 2022
 March 7, 2022  April 25, 2022 May 17, 2022
 April 4, 2022 May 23, 2022 June 21, 2022
 May 2, 2022 June 27, 2022 July 19, 2022
 June 6, 2022 July 25, 2022 August 16, 2022
 July 5, 2022*  August 22, 2022 September 19, 2022
 August 8, 2022 September 26, 2022 October 18, 2022
 September 5, 2022 October 24, 2022 November 15, 2022
 October 3, 2022 November 28, 2022 December 6, 2022*
*Date modified due to a holiday    

 All Development applications are heard by both the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission and City Council except for most final plats which go directly before City Council. 

Application submittal deadlines are at 3:00 pm on the date listed. 

Staff comments after submittal will be provided via written response. Meetings related to DRC review will be scheduled at the discretion of Murphy staff or at the applicant's request. Meetings (when held) are held at Murphy City Hall, 206 N Murphy Road, Murphy, Texas 75094.

All DRC comments must be addressed in a prompt manner in order for the application to remain on track. A written response, referencing numbered staff comments, and original mark-ups must accompany the plan resubmittal. Submission of zoning related applications by a particular submittal date does not guarantee automatic scheduling for a specific P&Z Commission meeting date. Per the City of Murphy's fee schedule, Sec.A9.005 (b)(16) engineering plan review is paid at 100% of cost by the developer/applicant. 

P&Z and City Council meetings are subject to cancellation at the discretion of the P&Z Commission and City Council. 

2021 Submittal Deadlines and Timeline for Platting Related Applications
Construction or Preliminary Plats, Vacation of Plat, *Final Plats (includes amended or minor plats)

Please contact us for exact dates for Plat applications. We generally accept plats on the exact day that is four weeks prior to the respective meeting the plat is to be considered. *All Final Plats go directly to City Council, and should be submitted to the City on those days which are four weeks prior to the respective City Council Meeting (City Council meetings are on the first and third Tuesday of each month.)